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Is it safe to run with peripheral artery disease

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: Yes. As long as you can tolerate the pain, any form of regular exercise is actually a good thing and will increase your endurance.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
35 years experience Wound care
This is good: The exercise will help develope collateral circulation if the main arteries are stenotic.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marshall Solomon
47 years experience Podiatry
Try walking: It may be in your best interest to try walking first to see if you develop any intermittent claudication. Over all walking may be better for you.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
35 years experience Wound care
With a complete w/u: See your doctor and undergo a complete history and physical exam with a vascular work up if neede.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Wyffels
Specializes in Critical Care
Symptoms different: Pad is atherosclerotic narrowing of arteries. As it worsens, blood flow decreases leading to symptoms of claudication (pain - walking or activity ) wh ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Potentially yes: Peripheral vascular disease causes three levels of symptoms as the disease progresses, 1) claudication; muscle cramping with exercise which also resol ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Pain in legs is....: Usually leg pain brought about by exertion, since the extremities arteries are blocked and cannot supply enough blood causes rapid build up of lactic ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omar Esponda
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Narrowed arteries: Peripheral artery disease refers to a condition in which your leg arteries become narrowed due to atherosclerosis which limit the blood flow to your l ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Teichman
18 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Pain: According to the american heart association the symptoms of pad are: leg pain that does not go away when you stop exercising, foot or toe wounds that ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Kagan
30 years experience Vascular Surgery
Top 5: 1. Don't smoke 2. Control diabetes 3. Control blood pressure 4. Control diet 5. Exercise to name a few.
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